Oh wise Samurai Appliance Repair Man, I need your help to fix my oven and save my marriage?
I wish I still lived in Bradford, NH, in which case I could perhaps try to arrange an on-site visit, but I now live in Washington, DC.
Ah, the long version of my tale was too long, but suffice it to say the following. I had to replace the thermostat on my GE electric, self-cleaning range. I disassembled the new thermostat, thinking I might better be able to thread the capillary tube, but I realized that it was soldered internally so no go. Unfortunately, in the process, some parts came out and, since it now doesn’t work, I guess I didn’t know how to put them back. (Oven just heats and heats.)
Can you tell me how the internal elements go back together? It’s GE part # WB21X5320. I can provide more details by email, and the beer fund will grow! Thanks!
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Oh, feckless grasshopper, what folly hast thou wrought with thy pernicious meddling? Oven thermostats are lovingly assembled at the factory by specially-trained Chinese political prisoners under exacting conditions using intricate little parts. Thermostats should never be disassembled by the uninitiated…unless you just want to dissect it like a frog in biology class. Your only recourse at this point is to shell out another $160 to buy a new thermostat.
And let that be a lesson to you!
Recommended Reading: Oven Thermostat Repair Lab Report
frigidaire, model #RG533HL, remove the thermostat and selector control out the front panel and in the process, a small silver ball bearing came off. I would like to put them back together but don’t know where to put the small silver ball bearing. Please help
Did you disassemble the thermostat? If so, you’ll need to get a new one: